Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
john boehner opened the conversation today by saying, if we can agree what we need to do is have additional revenue for the government rather than simply stick to the idea we have to raise taxes, but that we need additional revenue we can get tax reform, that gives us a basis we can begin to talk about how we solve some of these problems. i think john reached out to the president today. i hope the president responds in term. >> thank you very much for joining me. outside washington the election is still being felt. still to come, a politically divided neighborhood is coming to terms with its results. a quick look at some other news. on multistory shopping mall has collapsed. rescue crews have been on seen all day. about 38 people have been pulled to safety, but at least four people were killed. >> the department store collapse around the time it was due to open for business in the morning. what was once a fifth story building has now collapsed into a pile of rubble. authorities believe 50 people were inside the building when it collapsed. now it was a miracle so many people have
Nov 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
this thursday will have to find out where in the cycle we are now. john simpson, bbc news, at the great wall. >> there is -- as the communist party prepares to unveil the new regime, we look at the challenges facing the top leaders. to find out, go to bbc.com/chinaleadership. heavy rain turns venice into waterworld. concern over what will happen to the city's valuable possessions. spanish banks agreed to stop evicting people cannot pay their home loans. the decision after a woman committed suicide last week. local officials arrived to take possession of her house. >> another home is due to be repossessed in spain. this protest has blocked thousands of victims. inside, an ecuadorean family that cannot pay their mortgage. one of -- to one of several spanish banks which is being bailed out. many people are angry but up till now, the bank has been helping out people hard hit by the crisis. >> i feel a victim like thousands of people that all these -- all this victim is given to the banks and the can i use it to help people. >> the egger has risen since a woman killed herself in the basque countr
Nov 13, 2012 4:00pm PST
as head of the c.i.a. and jill kelley herself was exchanging inappropriate e-mail with general john allen. general allen leads coalition forces in afghanistan and was to be the nato command ner europe. now that is on hold following the discovery of flirtatious e-mails between general and jill kelley. he denies having an affair. at the white house, the classic question. when was the president told? >> it is simply a fact that the white house was not aware of the situation regarding general petraeus until wednesday, and the situation regarding general allen until friday. >> there are lingering questions that members of congress will raise tomorrow. why did it take the f.b.i. so long to inform officials here about the petraeus affair? after all, this was national security compromised. it is as radio gripping as it is messy. an american soap opera. there may yet be more twists in the plot. steve kingston, "bbc news," washington. >> for more, i am joined by a senior correspondent for national journal. thank you for coming in. is this what this is really all about. it sounds like a soap opera.
Nov 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
relations with the muslim world. the ideal contender from the president's viewpoint is john brennan that has followed lockstep with the deceit that mr. obama has hoisted about the american people from the threat of islamic militants have spectacularly misled americans early in the first administration when he said the word jihad to do with military affairs, which is a blatant lie. i think he would be the perfect person for obama, but he was disliked at the agency as an individual. >> how important is the man at the top? >> he is very important if he is serious about the business we do. the agency, increasingly, has bet the forefront of american activity overseas. we are doing things that really belong to the military. we make mistakes, all agencies make mistakes. but under the general, javier own doctor problems that we had and they were also very clear that they were going to stand by the work force. and certainly if he happened to be the nominee, it would be difficult for the agency. >> a concern of yours, i can see. before the newsbreak today, the biggest talk in town was about the econom